Parenting Positive Kids

January 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Am I just too old to get it?  Seriously?  I have eventually figured out most of the commonly used abbreviations people use for texting or here on cafe mom.  Lol, omg, ttyl, bff, ds, dh, dd, etc.  I even use a couple myself. 

But there are SO many that just leave a total blank in posts.  SO? (When I was in highschool thats what we called sex offenders...pretty sure it MUST have some other meaning in the posts I see here).  Took me several weeks to learn that HS also stood for homeschool, PS=public school.  And every now and again I have to ask my younger brother to repeat some text in english "fml...I h8 ths"  Ummm...huh?  Whats worse is when people start speaking in text!  AAAAAHHHH!  I want to run away screaming.

Wouldn't it be nice if someone were to write up a glossary of abbreviations and text terms so people like me could understand?  Or better yet, wouldn't it be great if we could go back to typing in english?  Does anyone else get annoyed by this?


  • Audreesmommy757
    January 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    AC = Adopted Child
    AF = Aunt Flo
    AP= Attachment Parenting
    ATM = At the Moment 
    AYT = Are You There 
    BBL = Be Back Later 
    BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
    BFN = Big Fat Negative 
    BFP = Big Fat Positive
    BIL = Brother-In-Law 
    BL = Belly Laugh 
    BRB = Be Right Back 
    BTW = By The Way
    CIO = Crying It Out
    CM = CafeMom 
    CYL = Catch Ya' Later 
    DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc 
    DF = Dear/Darling Fiance' 
    DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc 
    DIKU = Do I Know You 
    DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales) 
    DSA = Direct Selling Association
    ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
    F2F = Face To Face 
    FAQ = Frequently Asked Question 
    FC = Foster Child
    FIL = Father-In-Law 
    FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
    FTW = For The Win
    FWIW = For What It's Worth 
    GF = Girl Friend 
    HTH = Hope That Helps 
    IKWYM = I Know What You Mean 
    IM = Instant Message 
    IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion 
    IRL = In Real Life 
    ISO = In Search Of 
    ITA = I Totally Agree
    JK = Just Kidding 
    JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
    JUD = Jumping Up And Down
    KWIM = Know What I Mean
    LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
    LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
    LO = Little One
    LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs 
    MB = Message Board 
    MD = Meltdown 
    MIL = Mother-In-Law 
    MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling 
    NAD = Nursing At Desk
    NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
    OIC = Oh I See 
    OMG = Oh My Gosh
    OP = Original Poster
    OT = Off Topic 
    OTOH = On The Other Hand 
    PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
    PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
    PM = Private Message
    POV = Point Of View 
    PP = Previous Poster
    PTMM = Please Tell Me More 
    RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
    RE = Rolling Eyes
    ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing 
    ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off 
    SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
    SD = Step Daughter
    SIL = Sister-In-Law 
    SMH = Shaking My Head
    SO = Significant Other 
    S/O = Spin-off
    SS = Step Son
    STBX = Soon To Be Ex
    TIA = Thanks In Advance 
    TFS = Thanks for Sharing
    TMI = Too Much Information 
    TOM = Time Of The Month 
    TTC = Trying To Conceive 
    TTYL = Talk To You Later 
    TY = Thank You 
    WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
    WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
    WB = Welcome Back 
    WTG = Way To Go
    WTH = What The Heck

  • Audreesmommy757
    January 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    it does when all they do is post in abbreviations but it helps sometimes to shorten the glossery helps alittle...i know its a tad long lol

  • paris2lmp
    January 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM

     thank you thank you thank you!  the glossary did help...and cleared up a few things from posts and texts I have gotten that I had mis-interpreted!  Thanks again....I think I will copy and paste this for future use!

    bow down

    Quoting Audreesmommy757:

    it does when all they do is post in abbreviations but it helps sometimes to shorten the glossery helps alittle...i know its a tad long lol


  • Bluetick
    January 21, 2013 at 1:09 AM
    Bump bump bump !!!
  • SabrinaLC
    January 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    There is a glossery somewhere, I've seen it, lol

  • mrswillie
    January 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM
    I needed one at first to, but now it is easy.
  • Meltopia529
    January 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    I think we we're all there at one point or another

Parenting Positive Kids

Active Posts in All Groups
More Active Posts
Featured Posts in All Groups
More Featured Posts
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN